Audio issue

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Supaklaw, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Supaklaw macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Running XP 64-bit pro on a Mac Pro 2008 in bootcamp.

    I am trying to use a USB headset with a mic, and use my speakers for primary audio (yamaha sound stick via optical SDIF out).... I plugged in my generic Gigaware headset from Radio Shack, and on the volume control panel, it shows some data regarding it (c-audio blah blah) and the volume settings for it in the options. The other 3 options were Realtek audio In, Realtek Audio out, Realtek digital audio out.

    The audio out cuts out, from the game or apps to the speakers, working fine on the headset. I run the Realtek control panel, and the surround test still plays through the speakers, but no app's sound will. Once I yanked the USB and rebooted, I got audio back (but not until rebooting). Is it a PC thing where a controller determines either headphones or speakers but not both... or is the headset I have doing this silliness?

    Any suggestion appreciated.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The driver determines that. Try to update the usb headset driver. I think USB headsets usually takes over both input and output functions and you might have to see if you can make changes in the driver.

    Much easier with an analogue headset as you can just plug in the microphone portion.

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